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The first is a orange-flavored Charlotte Russe. It has a Jaconde sponge outer layer that is striped in chocolate, and there are glazed Mandarin oranges on top. The second is a shooter that has raspberry liquor on the bottom with a lemon curd middle and is topped with raspberry powder and a marshmallow knot.


Edited 10/17/2009 5:00 pm ET by Gary

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #65226, reply #1 of 25)

WOW!

Now, how do you stay in shape with all these goodies around????

 


 


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(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


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Gary's picture

(post #65226, reply #8 of 25)

"Now, how do you stay in shape with all these goodies around????"

Isn't round a shape?

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

gardencat's picture

(post #65226, reply #2 of 25)

Those are beautiful! My neighbourhood has the incredible fortune to have a Pasticceria owned and run by a chef who has won many gold medals for Canada in the world culinary Olympics. Your work would fit right in! Well done!

RuthWells's picture

(post #65226, reply #3 of 25)

Gorgeous! Can you tell us a bit about the white chocolate knot?

Ruth Wells


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 - G.B. Shaw


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Gary's picture

(post #65226, reply #4 of 25)

My bad; they are marshmallow not white chocolate. Sorry about that.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

leonap's picture

(post #65226, reply #5 of 25)

Fabulous!

Doodabug's picture

(post #65226, reply #6 of 25)

The Charlotte Russe looks great. I would eat that for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

gebakje's picture

(post #65226, reply #7 of 25)

wow...that is a beautiful cake.!!! Love the layers and colours...


Are you giving out the receipe for this luscious cake?

Gary's picture

(post #65226, reply #9 of 25)

Those really aren't layers; it is a combed pattern on a Jaconde sponge. The cake itself is just a Charlotte Russe. A 3 inch entrement ring is lined with acetate and then with a 2 inch tall Jaconde sponge. The interior consists of a 2 inch cake layer that is split in half. You then alternate cake layers with Bavarian cream layers. The orange flavoring is supplied by orange juice concentrate. A flavored mirror glaze is on top. Here is a picture of the interior. The Bavarian cream layers are smeared a bit because a hot knife was not used to cut the portions (dang starving students).


Edited 10/17/2009 10:34 pm ET by Gary

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gebakje's picture

(post #65226, reply #11 of 25)

thanks, Gary!! Looks beautiful yet time consuming. Tastes probably wonderful

chiquiNO's picture

(post #65226, reply #13 of 25)

How do the stripes come out so straight????  Trembling hands want to know!!!LOL

 

 

Gary's picture

(post #65226, reply #14 of 25)

If you could see them close up, they aren't perfectly straight.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

chiquiNO's picture

(post #65226, reply #15 of 25)

LOL   I'll bet!!!

 

 

Lee's picture

(post #65226, reply #16 of 25)

They're gorgeous, Gary.  I especially love the look of the shooter.


Remind me of what Jaconde sponge is.  I'm too lazy tonight to go look it up.

Marcia's picture

(post #65226, reply #17 of 25)

Not Gary, but since I had to google Jaconda sponge you may as well benefit,too. It's an almond sponge cake named after the Mona Lisa, who's called La Joconda in French. How accurate that is, I cannot say, but Gary will be along and correct me if necessary. ;-)

Lee's picture

(post #65226, reply #18 of 25)

Hmmm. I don't think I've ever run across it, but anything with almond is okay with me.

Marcia's picture

(post #65226, reply #20 of 25)

I'd never heard of it, which is why I googled. I am so not a baker, however, nor an eater of pastries.

Ruth says the almond sponge part is correct, and she should know. ;-)

RuthWells's picture

(post #65226, reply #19 of 25)

I don't know about the Mona Lisa part, but a jaconde sponge is indeed a thin, flexible almond sponge cake.

Ruth Wells


"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw


www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com



www.ruthssweetpleasures.com

http://www.pkdcure.org/Default.aspx?TabId=1182&ParticipantID=316&Type=1

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com

www.ruthssweetpleasures.com

http://www.pkdcure.org/Default.aspx?TabI...

Marcia's picture

(post #65226, reply #21 of 25)

Thank you for the confirmation, my dear. I'm clueless about esoteric pastries.

Did you survive the weekend with no disasters? My fingers and toes were crossed for you. And I do hope you have good take-out since your personal chef was away. ;-)

RuthWells's picture

(post #65226, reply #22 of 25)

The natural law held true -- with Michael away, I immediately succumbed to a horrible cold and took to my bed for 3+ days. We did indeed eat Chinese takeout, but I managed to cook over the weekend.

He's home now, thank goodness, but seems to be getting sick himself. It never ends....

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com

www.ruthssweetpleasures.com

http://www.pkdcure.org/Default.aspx?TabI...

Marcia's picture

(post #65226, reply #23 of 25)

You're right about it never ending. We're going through a round of colds and infections over here, too. Robert is not supposed to get sick, and I daresay the same is true of Michael...traveling is tough on the body, however.

Robert is going to Vietnam with short stopovers in Hong Kong and Singapore, on a site visit for Middle States next January. Everybody I know who's been to China or the Far East comes back sick, and I've got to stop focusing on that and look at the positive.

May you all feel better soon. Us, too. :)

Gary's picture

(post #65226, reply #24 of 25)

"It's an almond sponge cake named after the Mona Lisa, who's called La Joconda in French. "

Right you are. Based on almond flour and eggs with meringue folded in. There are several stories about how it got its name, but all are based on the Mona Lisa. One says it is a mispronounciation of the family's name that commissioned the painting. One says it is a pun (a French pun based on an Italian name; beyond my linguistic skills). The one I originally heard is that the cake was so artistically decorated, it reminded someone of a painting - the most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Take you pick.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Marcia's picture

(post #65226, reply #25 of 25)

That's very interesting; thank you, Gary. :)

kathymcmo's picture

(post #65226, reply #10 of 25)

Stunning, just absolutely beautiful work.

helena1's picture

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